The Middle East Missile and Air Defense Symposium (MEMAD 2010)

Format & Themes


MEMAD was established to facilitate informed discussion between decision-makers from around the Middle East as they assemble some of the most effective missile and air defense systems anywhere in the word.

MEMAD is a two-day event which features around fifteen presentations, five panel discussions, and four closed workshops around focused core themes associated with developing and operating multi-layered missile defenses.

MEMAD is a meeting point for government and military officials alongside the private sector. Defense industry participation from leading solution providers in air and missile defenses can take three forms: Sponsorship, Exhibition, or Attendance. In 2010, MEMAD will feature a highly focused small-scale exposition – for further details on Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities can be found by clicking on the tabs located at the top left.

MEMAD is uniquely adapted to the Middle East-specific threat environment in consultation with key informed officials and security experts, with a special focus on GCC missile defense concerns. The program for MEMAD 2010 will carry core themes such as:


  • Battle Management in Time-Compressed Environments
  • C4ISR Missile Defense Operations
  • Architectures for Integrating Early Shared Warning Across GCC Operation Centers
  • Going Beyond Basic Attack Scenarios – The Kill Chain and Target Overload Considerations
  • War-Gaming for Readiness: Simulating Missile Attack Scenarios
  • High Altitude Air Defense
  • Beating Multiple Independent Re-Entry Vehicles
  • Defending Offshore Assets 24/7: Surveillance and Countermeasures Against Short-Range Rockets and Cruise Missiles
  • Current and Emerging Interceptor Technologies
  • Advanced Sensor Systems for Air Defense: Capabilities and Requirements
  • Maritime Assets as Surveillance and Weapons Platforms in the AMD System
  • Preparing for Suppression of Enemy Air Defense in the Twenty First Century
  • Detecting and Destroying Missile Launch Sites
  • Anti-Air Guns – Still the Final Layer of Defense
  • Laser Weapons: Current Status and Future Deployments